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Copy Excel Selection as a Picture

Want to show someone a chunk of an Excel spreadsheet via email or iChat? You could take a screenshot, but if you want to show just a portion of the Excel window and you don't use a utility like Snapz Pro, you can do this right from within Excel 2008. Make a selection, hold down the Shift key, and choose Copy Picture from the Edit menu. You can select whether the selection will be rendered as though it was shown on screen or as though it was printed. Then just switch to your desired destination and paste.

 
 
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A Hearty Mac OS X Welcome to PGP 8.0

A Hearty Mac OS X Welcome to PGP 8.0 -- The recently formed PGP Corporation, which acquired the encryption utility PGP from Network Associates earlier this year, has now migrated the product to Mac OS X (10.2.1 or later)Show full article

Default Folder X 1.6.4 Released

Default Folder X 1.6.4 Released -- St. Clair Software has updated its utility for intelligently improving Open and Save dialogs under Mac OS X. Default Folder X 1.6.4 adds an optional icon to the Dock that can be used to access files or folders anywhere on your computer by Control-clicking itShow full article

A Few Updates from Apple

A Few Updates from Apple -- During our brief break, Apple released a number of small but potentially important updates, all of which should show up in Software Update. Mac OS 9 versions of the iMac (2.3 MB) and Power Mac (2.5 MB) SuperDrive Update appeared, providing necessary compatibility with new 4x DVD-R and 2x DVD-RW mediaShow full article

Free Macworld Expo Passes

Free Macworld Expo Passes -- TidBITS readers interested in attending the upcoming Macworld Expo in San Francisco from 07-Jan-03 through 10-Jan-03 can get free exhibits-only passes (normally $15 to $35) from our friends at Peachpit PressShow full article

Macworld Expo Tokyo 2003 Cancelled

Macworld Expo Tokyo 2003 Cancelled -- Following the recent dustup between Apple and IDG World Expo over the East Coast Macworld Expo, MacUser UK is now reporting that IDG World Expo has cancelled Macworld Expo Tokyo in 2003Show full article

The Laptop Stands, But Not Alone

For many people, the attraction of Apple's Titanium PowerBook G4 is that it almost entirely eliminates the compromises like performance and screen size that seem endemic to laptop computersShow full article

Music to Your Ears: 2002

As I wrote at around this time last year (see "Miscellaneous Gift Ideas" in TidBITS-609), headphones are some of the most common computer-related accessoriesShow full article

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